Identification, Images, & Information
For Insects, Spiders & Their Kin
For the United States & Canada
Clickable Guide
Moths Butterflies Flies Caterpillars Flies Dragonflies Flies Mantids Cockroaches Bees and Wasps Walkingsticks Earwigs Ants Termites Hoppers and Kin Hoppers and Kin Beetles True Bugs Fleas Grasshoppers and Kin Ticks Spiders Scorpions Centipedes Millipedes

Upcoming Events

2018 BugGuide Gathering in Virginia July 27-29: Registration and Discussion

Photos of insects and people from the 2015 gathering in Wisconsin, July 10-12

Photos of insects and people from the 2014 gathering in Virginia, June 4-7.

Photos of insects and people from the 2013 gathering in Arizona, July 25-28

Photos of insects and people from the 2012 gathering in Alabama

Photos of insects and people from the 2011 gathering in Iowa

Photos from the 2010 Workshop in Grinnell, Iowa

Photos from the 2009 gathering in Washington


Species Parallelia bistriaris - Maple Looper - Hodges#8727

8727 Maple Looper Moth - Parallelia bistriaris Maple Looper, 15 days after collection - Parallelia bistriaris orange and white antennae, maple looper - Parallelia bistriaris Mating  walnut ? moths - Parallelia bistriaris - male - female Delta-winged moth - Parallelia bistriaris Maple Looper - Parallelia bistriaris dark caterpillar - Parallelia bistriaris Brown & White Moth - Parallelia bistriaris
Show images of: caterpillars · adults · both
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Lepidoptera (Butterflies and Moths)
Superfamily Noctuoidea (Owlet Moths and kin)
Family Erebidae
Subfamily Erebinae
Tribe Omopterini
Genus Parallelia
Species bistriaris (Maple Looper - Hodges#8727)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Parallelia bistriaris Hübner, 1818
Ascalapha bistra Hübner, 1808 (rejected nomenclature)
synonym Poaphila amplissima Walker, 1858
Phylogenetic sequence # 930961
Wingspan 3.3-4.3 cm.
Larvae to 35 mm. (1)
Dark brown, two parallel lighter lines, grey edge to forewing
Eastern North America. (2), (3), (4), (5)
Deciduous forests
Adults are most common from March-September. (5)
Larvae feed on a variety of trees, including birch, maples, walnut.
Maple (Acer rubrum). (1)
Life Cycle
Life cycle images:
larva; older larva; adult
Print References
Covell, plate 31 #21, p. 169. (6)